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Bill to cut fees for Texas radioactive waste dump operator is derailed – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-05-05 20:44:19 –

Austin — Controversial legislation that would have a financial impact on companies operating low-level radioactive waste storage sites in remote areas of western Texas is the procedural expertise of the State Capitol. Derailed on Wednesday.

Knockdown operation House building 2692 It short-circuited what was expected to be a bohemian floor debate over whether the bill would provide a back door to bring the most dangerous waste from abolished nuclear power plants to Texas.

Federal regulators are considering plans to sell the decommissioned reactors to a nuclear waste management company to expedite decommissioning. Questions were raised as to whether the company has the experience and funding to do the job. (May 21st)

Republican Brooks Landgraf, a legislative author representing the site in Andrews County, claimed to explicitly ban such waste from Texas. And he said it was “mysterious” that everyone would interpret it in other ways.

“We want to make sure that safety is a top priority … not only the facility, but (waste) is transported to the facility,” Landgraf said before the bill was abandoned.



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